Articles tagged 'mkd'

Change name, then we talk — Mujuru 13 November 2017 HARARE - Leader of the newly-formed coalition — People's Rainbow Alliance (PRA) — Joice Mujuru has insisted they will only join forces with the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC Alliance after it adopts a neutral name, among other conditions. Mujuru, who also leads the opposition National People's Par...
Tsvangirai urged to pass the baton 12 November 2017 HARARE - Former Zanu PF politburo member Kudakwashe Bhasikiti — now opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) top official — has urged ailing MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai to hand over power. He suggested MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa as the capable Tsvangirai successor. This comes amid gro...
Opposition parties not serious on 2018 elections 6 October 2017 EDITOR — The political situation in this country is quite sad and shows that there is no hope that the opposition parties will ever rule this country. The lack of seriousness by the opposition political parties is disheartening. Apart from the squabbles within the coalition or the so-called...
Coalition hits turbulence 3 October 2017 HARARE - The mooted grand coalition of opposition political parties has been hit by severe turbulence, with observers saying it could suffer a stillbirth owing to disagreements on the implementation of the complex arrangement that many believe is the only way to end Zanu PF's over three decades i...
Tsvangirai in last chance saloon 5 September 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai should know he is in last chance saloon to try and avert a third split in his party. It is clear there are so many problems at the MDC right now and these need a sober head to deal with as they are coming at a time the party should be going full steam a...
Whither opposition grand coalition? 3 September 2017 HARARE - With Zimbabweans already in an election mode ahead of crunch polls next year, the coming together of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his former allies, who had broken ranks with him under various circumstances, had brought hope to long-suffering citizens that at long last change was com...
'Alliance ready for 2018 polls' 2 September 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai and his Alliance partners head to White City Stadium today for the Bulawayo Alliance launch amid indications that some top MDC officials plan to boycott the event taking place in their own backyard. An electoral alliance was consummated on August 5 at Z...
Tsvangirai sticks to his guns 30 August 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has ignored calls to postpone the launch of the party's alliance in Bulawayo on Saturday — in a move which is likely to worsen cracks in the labour-backed party — whose provincial leadership wants the event postponed indefinitely. Saturday's MDC Alliance r...
People losing hope in grand coalition 24 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans who had pinned their hopes on the possibility of a grand coalition of opposition political parties to challenge President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF in the 2018 elections should be disappointed with the slow pace of negotiations. With just over six months before a possible ...
Mujuru, Tsvangirai in alliance deadlock 22 August 2017 HARARE - A High-level meeting convened by leaders of the MDC and the National People's Party (NPP) in Harare on Friday failed to end the bickering between Joice Mujuru and Morgan Tsvangirai, whose negotiating teams are now pressed for time to strike an acceptable deal before elections which could...
Tsvangirai steals Mujuru's thunder 10 August 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai electrified the crowd at the National People's Party (NPP)'s inaugural convention held in the capital yesterday, where he belaboured his commitment towards working with former vice president Joice Mujuru in order to unseat President Robert Mugabe. The 65-y...
Second opposition coalition emerges 9 August 2017 HARARE - Another coalition of opposition parties — which are offshoots of the ruling Zanu PF party — could emerge ahead of polls in 2018 to take on President Robert Mugabe, whose party is already scheming against another alliance consummated over the weekend, under the leadership of Morgan Tsvang...
Rift in MDC over coalition 8 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai and some of his top officials are headed for a showdown over the terms of an alliance deal inked by the MDC president on Saturday, along with leaders of other fringe opposition parties, in what is likely to present a litmus test for the former trade unionist ahead of ne...
Tsvangirai faces fresh problems 7 August 2017 HARARE - Former vice president and leader of the fledgling National People's Party Joice Mujuru and other opposition chiefs who stayed away on Saturday from the launch of an electoral alliance which chose MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai as its main man, say the grand coalition is not yet a done deal...
Torchbearer row scuttles opposition coalition 3 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition political parties could fail to form an alliance to fight the 2018 presidential and parliamentary elections against President Robert Mugabe, a South Africa-based think tank, NKC African Economics (NKC), has said. Mugabe, 93, is seeking an eighth and final term af...
Tsvangirai misses coalition deadline 31 July 2017 HARARE - MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has missed his self-imposed July 31 (today) deadline for the formation of a grand coalition of opposition political parties that is supposed to challenge Zanu PF in next year's elections. Although MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu could not shed light on why th...
Vendors demand space in coalition 31 July 2017 HARARE - National Vendors Union Zimbabwe (Navuz) chairperson Sten Zvorwadza said vendors must play a leading role in the formation of the coalition. Zvorwadza who is currently in the United Kingdom mobilising people to prepare for 2018 watershed elections said opposition parties must accept th...
'Grand coalition can reclaim Byo seats' 30 July 2017 BULAWAYO - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC’s resolution to boycott by-elections in protest of electoral reforms may backfire as it would be a huge task to reclaim the seats it lost in Bulawayo. After its shock defeat at the hands of the ruling Zanu PF in the 2013 elections, MDC cited electoral f...
Coalition: MDC racing against time 18 July 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is racing against time to form the much-anticipated grand coalition of opposition parties ahead of a self-imposed July 31 deadline. Early this month, a buoyant Tsvangirai declared that the proposed alliance would be signed, sealed and delivered by m...
Is Tsvangirai fit to run for presidency? 17 July 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai returned from his routine medical check-up in South Africa yesterday to face debate on whether he, along with his main rival President Robert Mugabe, are fit enough to withstand the rigours of a taxing election campaign that lies ahead. The MDC leader flew into the c...
Tsvangirai soars as 2018 beckons 18 March 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister and leader of Mavambo/Kusile Dawn (MKD) Simba Makoni yesterday became the latest prominent politician to throw his weight behind opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai heading the planned coalition alliance which will take on President Robert Mugabe and his warring r...
Coalition will create bloated govt 10 February 2017 HARARE - Our Bulawayo reporter, Jeffrey Muvundusi, talks to president of the newly-formed Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity (ZIPP) president Blessing Kasiyamhuru. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: Briefly tell us who Blessing Kasiyamhuru is? A: Kasiyamhuru is a humble and God-fearin...
Khupe takes aim at coalition partners 3 February 2017 HARARE - MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe might have delivered a knock-out blow to the party's former secretary-general Welshman Ncube when yesterday she publicly declared there was no need for the largest opposition party to have coalition partners in Bulawayo province. This comes as there ...
'Opposition in big trouble' 1 February 2017 HARARE - A respected local think tank has warned the country's quarrelling opposition to get its act together now, or risk being humiliated by Zanu PF in the 2018 national elections, despite the ruling party's worsening tribal, factional and succession wars. The Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (Z...
Biti insists on coalition 30 January 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister in the government of national unity Tendai Biti, who now leads the People's Democratic Party (PDP), has insisted that a coalition of opposition political parties ahead of next year's elections is the only way to remove Zanu PF from power. Biti said this last Th...